quote by Smedley Butler

War Is A Racket : I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher- ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service

— Smedley Butler

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Military service quote People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.

People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.

I have made no secret, either privately or publicly, of any sense of outrage over officially enforced military and war service. I regard it as a duty of conscience to fight against such barbarous enslavement of the individual with every means available.

Military service quote Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.

The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.

I find a difference in British spy fiction and American spy fiction.

In the American version, it's more militaristic, partly because the CIA has more of the military makeup. Whereas MI6 is more of a cerebral, intelligence-based, relationship-based service, i.e., all they do is recruit people to get information out of them.

We need to thank all of our troops, and particularly those for whom we can never express enough gratitude for they have given their lives so that all of us may be free and that our democracy can be a shining light for the rest of the world.

Military service quote Leadership is service, not position.

Leadership is service, not position.

The pupil's imagination is 'schooled' to accept service in place of value.

Medical treatment is mistaken for health care, social work for the improvement of community life, police protection for safety, military poise for national security, the rat race for productive work.

The mail service has been excellent out here, and in my opinion this is all that the Air Force has accomplished during the war.

... the basic principles of the military services are unchangeable. Courage and candor, obedience and comradeship, love of fatherland and loyalty to the State: these are ever the distinguishing characteristics of the soldier and sailor. Building character through intelligent training and education is always the first and greatest goal.

Military service quote The ultimate purpose of life is to be of service.

The ultimate purpose of life is to be of service.

It is the duty of our men to enroll themselves in the national services.

We need all our manpower for defence. For the military and... we need a quarter of a million men.

To expect ... the same service from raw and undisciplined recruits, as from veteran soldiers, is to expect what never did and perhaps never will happen. Men, who are familiarized to danger, meet it without shrinking; whereas troops unused to service often apprehend danger where no danger is.

Youth must refrain from ungrateful questioning of governmental mandates.

Instead they must dedicate themselves to study, work and military service. The very spirit of rebellion is reprehensible.

Military service quote Leadership is service, not position.

Leadership is service, not position.

The perfect church service would be the one we were almost unaware of;

our attention would have been on God. But every novelty prevents this. It fixes our attention on the service itself; and thinking about worship is a different thing than worshipping ... 'Tis mad idolatry that makes the service greater than the god.

Did you follow what [General Yehoshafat] Harkabi wrote? Formerly of the Israeli military intelligence service. Remember him? Did you follow what he wrote? He said that it was for the sake of the existence of Israel that we have to accept the rights of the Palestinians to have their independent state.

Our military deserves leadership that matches their service and patriotism.

Getting our troops the pay raise they deserve is the very least we can do to show how much we value everything they do for us.

Military service quote The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.

The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.

I had other priorities in the sixties than military service.

The pioneers of a warless world are the young men and women who refuse military service.

Landowners and influential men of all kinds, especially members of political councils, ought to set an example to the people. The young members of rich families should offer themselves for military service. If not one of two sons, at least one of three sons should be ready to do so.

Military service quote I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sh

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.

The one thing I never want to see again is a military parade.

When I resigned from the army and went to a farm I was happy. When the rebellion came, I returned to the service because it was a duty. I had no thought of rank; all I did was try and make.

You cannot demand military service of Christians any more than you can of priests. We do not go forth as soldiers with the Emperor even if he demands this.

Iran is hard to understand. Although it is ruled in an authoritarian manner, it's not a state in which everything is controlled from one center. There are many forces that work in parallel: the military, the intelligence service, the Revolutionary Guard, the clergy and the government. They all share a fear of the nation's youth.

In 1916 I was discharged from military service, or rather, given a sort of leave of absence on the understanding that I might be recalled within a few months. And so I was a free man, at least for a while.

Citizens ... should be practitioners of civic virtue in their conduct toward government. They should be ever willing to fulfill the duties of citizenship. This includes compulsory duties like military service and the numerous voluntary actions they must take if they are to preserve the principle of limited government through citizen self-reliance.

I did my military service from 1989 - 92 and I was never shot at or had to fire on anybody. I was very lucky. I was more involved in intelligence and counter-intelligence.

Also in the new constitution, we want to lower the voting age from 20 years to 18 years and also gradually implement a voluntary military service in replacement of the current compulsory military service.

The sole relief I am asking for is to be released from military prison after serving six years of confinement as a person who did not intend to harm the interests of the United States or harm any service members.

I think it's OK to talk about your military service, but there's a fine line between, you know, too much and just about right.

I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered that I was unfit for military service.

One only has to look at the performance of the economy to understand how it shapes the perspective of America's youth about military service.

Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances make military service a viable career choice are dying bravely in a war with no end in sight.

As for the military or service professionals, I have nothing but respect for them, but come on, when it comes to romance novels, we all know it's really about the uniforms and how the guys look in them!

I believe serious progress (in the abolition of war) can be achieved only when men become organized on an international scale and refuse, as a body, to enter military or war service.

Our military service members put their lives on the line to protect the rights and freedoms of all Americans - yet many still face substantial roadblocks as they attempt to cast their ballots...This legislation begins to right this national disgrace.

They have given their sons to the military services.

They have stoked the furnaces and hurried the factory wheels. They have made the planes and welded the tanks. Riveted the ships and rolled the shells.

Slowly but surely, the U.S. military is being converted into a global oil-protection service.

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